Thursday November 15 2018
Real Madrid 'want' Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca

Real Madrid are evaluating a potential deal for highly-rated Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Diario Sport cite a report from OK Diario that the two clubs discussed a future move for the 21-year-old ahead of their meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu in September.

Roca has a long-term deal at the Catalan club through to 2022 and his current contract is said to contain a €40m release clause, one which Los Blancos would be willing to pay.

Madrid have also been linked with a move for Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso, who due to various clauses, they can sign for as little as €7.5m.

Football Italia website